Blackmagic Design is now offering Fusion 7, advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, free of charge, making it easy for all VFX artists to access this high-end tool.
Fusion 7 for Windows can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website. A Mac version is planned but no timeframe has been announced.
Also announced was Fusion 7 Studio, a complete bundle of VFX and motion graphics solutions with collaborative tools and unlimited network rendering for creative teams and larger facilities. Fusion 7 Studio drastically reduces the cost of setting up multi-user studios. Fusion 7 Studio will be available for $995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
The free-of-charge Fusion 7 is a fully featured solution and is not limited in features. It has a massive visual effects and motion graphics tool set that can be used for both personal and commercial work. Fusion 7 features an infinite 3D workspace and an easy-to-use node-based workflow for quickly building unlimited effects. Customers get advanced 3D compositing, paint, rotoscope, retiming, stabilization, titling, an amazing 3D particle generator, and multiple keyers, including Primatte. Fusion 7 also lets customers import and render 3D geometry and scenes from other applications, as well as create their own elements from scratch.
The $995 Fusion 7 Studio includes everything found in the free Fusion 7 software, plus adds extra high-end features such as optical flow tools for advanced retiming, stabilization and stereoscopic 3D production, support for third-party OpenFX plug-ins, and distributed network rendering so customers can render jobs on an unlimited number of computers at no additional cost. Fusion 7 Studio also includes Generation, a studio-wide multi-user workflow and collaboration tool that helps creative teams manage, track, and review versions of every shot in a production. Customers can also move projects from the free Fusion 7 software to a workstation running Fusion 7 Studio and take advantage of workflow collaboration and unlimited distributed network rendering.
Unlike other software, Fusion 7 Studio doesn’t require annual maintenance fees, subscriptions, a connection to the cloud, or per-node render license costs.
Existing Fusion 7 customers and customers on a current Fusion support plan can upgrade to Fusion Studio at no additional charge by contacting Blackmagic Design.